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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Sunderland

  • Car hire in Sunderland is one of the most versatile and advantageous modes of transport with which to explore the city, and the most affordable means of roaming the enormous stretch of coastline along the North Sea. Hartlepool lies about 22 miles south on the A19 and Scarborough is a further 64 miles via the A171 on the outskirts of North York Moors National Park.
  • If you pick up a car hire in Sunderland at Newcastle Airport (NCL), you’re only 22 miles from the city centre, making this location the most convenient if you or a member of your party is arriving by plane. The airport’s Car Hire Centre is also conveniently situated just outside the Domestic Arrivals exit, so you should have little problem finding it.
  • The A1231 and A1018 create a ring road around the inner city and are both congestion hazards for inbound and outbound traffic during morning and evening rush hours. Within the city centre area, there are two major junctions north and south of the University of Sunderland City Campus. These should be of particular concern due to high levels of vehicular, cycle and pedestrian activity, which will present traffic complications from Monday to Friday.
  • Ordinary morning rush hour traffic (between 07:00 and 09:00) is most problematic on the ring road and the A1290/A1018 hub in the Monkwearmouth district across the River Wear. Avoid the area around the university during afternoon lunch hours from 13:00 to 15:00 and expect another period of congestion along all primary roads during the evening rush hours from 18:00 to 21:00. A690 traffic from the city centre through the Thornhill and Humbledon Hill sections may also pose problems, so keep a sat nav handy in case you need an alternative route.
  • Book your car hire in Sunderland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Sunderland are around 77% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Sunderland

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Sunderland?

    Choosing a small economy car or late model compact is easy to manage, fuel efficient and affordable. Still, neither may be a practical choice if you’re travelling with a party of five or more. Avoid that cramped feeling with a standard saloon or people carrier, which offer more space for more comfortable road adventures.

  • What’s the speed limit in Sunderland?

    The legal speed limit within the Sunderland city limits is 30mph, but there are areas where reduced speed limits apply. You should therefore pay attention to road signs when driving around residential neighbourhoods and school districts. Along the A690, A1018 and A1231, you can drive at speeds from 40mph-50mph along specific stretches, especially when you are well clear of the city and other heavily populated districts.

  • Where are the best places to park in Sunderland?

    Sunderland City Council allows for on-street parking along several of its streets, some of which include parking for disabled persons. These are of the pay and display variety and tariffs range from about £1.30 to £2 per hour until 15:00 from Monday to Friday, after which time parking is free throughout the city. The Council also maintains nearly a dozen car parks, mainly around the city centre and seafront, for recreational purposes. Tariffs at these car parks vary from £0.80 to £1.50 per hour or a flat rate of around £3.50 or £5 to park your Sunderland car hire for the day. Seafront parking rates are around £0.60 per hour and £3 to park all day. As with on-street parking, these are also on a pay and display basis.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Sunderland?

    The average price of fuel in Sunderland is R126,45 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 517 and R2 023, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Sunderland?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Sunderland.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Newcastle airport (NCL)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Newcastle airport is Alamo.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Newcastle airport (NCL)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Newcastle airport to off-airport locations is Alamo.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Sunderland?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Sunderland?

    An Economy car hire in Sunderland costs R799 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Sunderland?

    An Intermediate car hire in Sunderland costs R844 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Sunderland?

    A Compact car hire in Sunderland costs R842 per day, on average.

Sunderland car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,1

Very Good

1 review

2 locations in Sunderland

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Newcastle Road

+44 191 563 4508

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

North Bridge Street

+44 191 567 9200

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Hertz

7,1

One location in Sunderland

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Industrial Road

+44 191 432 6760

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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2 locations in Sunderland

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Industrial Road 11

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Industrial Road

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keddy by Europcar

8,7

Very Good

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One location in Sunderland

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Fleet Centre, Brook Street, Sheepfolds Industrial Estate

+44 371 384 3455

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Europcar

6,8

Okay

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One location in Sunderland

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Fleet Centre, Brook Street

+44 371 384 3455

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2,9

Poor

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One location in Sunderland

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Fleet Centre Brook Street,sheepfolds Industrial Estate,sunderland

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Free2Move

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One location in Sunderland

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Alexandra Avenue

+44 330 096 0561

Monday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:30
Wednesday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:30
Friday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Saturday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00

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Sunnycars

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One location in Sunderland

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Fleet Centre, Brook Street

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2 travellers who hired a car in Sunderland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

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